Today we got a sneak peek at some of the photos from our photoshoot with Melanie. How awesome to have these beautiful, beautiful visuals of our dream come true. Melanie’s photography always renders me speechless, most especially when my family is her subject matter. I don’t know how she does it, but she somehow captures emotion in her shots, as was clearly evidenced in Nora’s birth photos. Her perspective is other-worldly. You can’t look at Nora’s birth photos without feeling exactly what went on there in that room that day. I think this is why her work is so popular, what draws people to these images. My only regret is that she didn’t capture the beautiful days that Gavin and Greta were born. Just a few years ago no one thought to do anything but the “baby in the box” hospital bassinet photos with the pastel blanket in the background. They are cute, but they’re a far scream from what Melanie can do!! Now have our follow up photos that clearly depict our lives at home. The intrinsic love, and the special bonds between us are unequivocally portrayed. I love to imagine several many generations from now looking at these photos, “These were your great-great-grandparents, and their kids… your great-great grandparents.” My heart smiles.
I think we spent a combined 3 ½ hours in the tub today. Baby girl loves her baffs!! If she needs to be “deflated” the baff is a guaranteed fix.
You’d never know she was screaming and crying 5 minutes prior…
Then we tried on some pretty outfits:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
(Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV)
This morning’s appointment with the pediatrician went very well. Nora might not share that point of view as there was a shot involved. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 12 oz, 22 inches! A few more ounces and we’ve got ourselves a ten pounder! The doctor was very happy with her growth progression. She looks great, sounds great!
Once we were back home, a baff and some milkies were on direct order. That made everything better.
This afternoon there was a show on about ancient cultures, specifically on the topic of Roman baths. They were talking about how these baths were such an important part of their society. It all sounded eerily familiar. Perhaps Nora might like to have her own bath house someday!
Let all that I am praise the LORD;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
(Psalm 103:2 NLT)
I love the picture with the hat. Thanks for sharing!
the pictures are amazing!! you all look fantastic, and greta is such a darling! lovelovelove!!
I AM SO HAPPY THE DR. APPT. WENT WELL. GOOD REPORT FROM THE DR. HIMSELF, JUST WHAT WE ALL WANT TO HEAR. NORA IS GROWING LIKE A LITTLE WEED. ALMOST 10 POUNDS, WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!!!! LOVE THE PICTURES TODAY, ESPECIALLY THE ONE IN THE SWEATER AND HAT. HER EYES ARE JUST SPARKLING, AND THAT SWEET SMILE. SHE JUST KEEPS GETTING CUTER AND CUTER. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BABY THAT LIKES THE WATER AS GOOD AS NORA DOES. I BET THOSE PICTURES DID TURN OUT REALLY GOOD. THE ONES THAT YOU SHARED OUT OF THE BOOK WERE SIMPLY AMAZING. I COULD FEEL SO MANY FEELINGS BY JUST LOOKING AT THEM. I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT SOME OF THE FIRST PICTURES OF NORA THAT YOU POSTED, AND SHE HAS FILLED OUT SO GOOD, YOU ALL MAKE FOR A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. WELL, TIME FOR THIS LADY TO BE GETTING TO BED, AND I WILL CHECK BACK IN TOMORROW. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.
She looks adorable with the wool hat !!. Muah 🙂
Beautiful photos! Precious memories.
Love, love, love the picture with the hat. So cute! Such a beautiful little peanut.
She is sooo cute. I just love her!!! Love all the pics. the one with her finger on her belly is so funny 🙂
Super cute pics! She genuinely did a great job capturing you guys 🙂
Love the pics! What a beautiful baby! Always in my prayers!!
OK!!!! Those pictures are just simply AWESOME!! I love how real they are! The larger b&w of you and nora in the bath is my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!!! iT IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful photo shoot.. you will treasure those shots forever. I agree with Cora, above.. that B&W of you and Nora in the tub is so very perfect.
Nora’s baths make me think of our family saying: If you have a crab, stick it in water. A bath fixes everyone’s mood.
Thanks for sharing! Pure sweetness!